Category: Siemens Avantis GE Automation Industry Automation Leaders Automation Emerson Invensys/wonderware
Submitted by Dan Miklovic on Thu, 02/14/2013 - 10:29
In the last post I posited that an automation vendors success in making software central to its business needs to be a key consideration on choosing a strategic partner for automation technology. It is safe to say that while it seems every automation supplier is investing in software, not every...
Category: Microsoft OSIsoft Oracle SAP Wonderware Manufacturing Perspectives GE Automation Industry Automation Invensys/wonderware
Submitted by Dan Miklovic on Tue, 02/12/2013 - 07:57
Today almost all of the major control systems suppliers are making massive investments in software. The question is whether these investments will actually allow the control systems vendors to compete against software intensive firms like SAP, Microsoft, Google or Oracle? Digital technology has embedded itself in all aspects of machinery.
Category: Yokogawa ISA100.11a GE Wireless Compliance Institute NIVIS Interoperability Honeywell WCI Gateway #wireless
Submitted by Ian Verhappen on Wed, 11/14/2012 - 11:22
The ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute (WCI) www.isa100wci.org announced the November 13, 2012 completion of the interoperability trial to verify its Generic Client Interface (GCI) specification. The GCI is an important component of the ISA100.11a architecture as it defines many of the requirements for ANSI/ISA-100.11a based gateways.
Category: ABB Foundation Fieldbus Siemens Invensys Yokogawa GE Honeywell Emerson Compel Data Control In Field Azbil Yamatake
Submitted by Ian Verhappen on Sun, 06/19/2011 - 21:57
One would think that because the Fieldbus Foundation defines so many other parameters in its standards that the time for the Compel Data message used for the Publish/Subscribe messages on which control in the field is based would also be standardized. Not so.
Submitted by waltboyes on Wed, 08/19/2009 - 09:22
From a press release from General Electric:
Submitted by nbartels on Fri, 01/16/2009 - 13:19
Just got off the phone from an interview with Shalli Kumar, chairman and CEO of AVG, a vertically integrated designer and manufacturer of electronic parts, with facilities in Carol Stream, Illinois, and Bettendorf, Iowa.
Submitted by waltboyes on Tue, 04/01/2008 - 10:36
One of the things I found interesting, and had some difficulty understanding, honestly, about the MTL MOST divestiture was that MTL were going to keep the Wonderware distributor, "Wonderware West." When I spoke to Graeme Philp about it, he said, "We were in danger of coming from a very narrow...
Submitted by waltboyes on Mon, 03/31/2008 - 16:40
As part of the acquisition of MTL by Cooper-Crouse-Hinds, MTL is divesting itself of the MOST process control system and the MOST SIL2 Intrinsically Safe I/O system, and related technologies. Graeme Philp, CEO of MTL, said to me in an email this morning, "In a nutshell, GE approached us in...